Motor & transmissionGettin' the lead out !Lithium in the trunk
OwnerGreg Shay
LocationMentor, Ohio United States map
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Vehicle1977 MG Midget
'Third life' of this car, was
restored at some point in the
past. I bought it with no
MotorNetgain Warp 8 Series Wound DC
(This is the *new* motor)
Whoops! Cooked my Agni 95 until it was
'well done'. The 9HP continuous rating
not enough for a hot day, 35mph long drag
DrivetrainOriginal 4 speed gearbox.
Drove initially with direct
coupled to driveshaft, but
ended up putting transmission
back in.
ControllerKelly KDZ72553GDV
550A controller with regen. This is a
controller that works fine with my series
DC motor. However, no regen possible with
series dc motor. :(
Batteries9x Nissan Leaf + 2x Chevy Volt 72V, 4.00 Volt, Lithium-Ion
Three banks of 72V Li-ion in parallel.
Chevy Volt and one Nissan Leaf.
System Voltage72 Volts
ChargerJingcheng Jinan E-Shine Electronics Co 60V15A
Jinan E-Shine Electronics Co
Heaternone (yet)
DC/DC ConverterIntelli Power 'Intelligent' DC-DC
Generic ebay DC/DC 72V to 12V. First
tried 15A,
not enough for everything at once (with
on and brake pressed, sounding horn kills
12v!). Moved up to 25A, and possibly
car wiring to use both in parallel.
Instrumentation120V 500A unit has been working well:
Ebay: "DC 120V 500A Volt Amp Combo Meter
Battery Charge Discharge Indicator Camper

Desire is to enable classic gauges (fuel
battery state of charge, etc..)
Top Speed55 MPH (88 KPH)
55 mph, new motor yeah! This
car is flying at 55mph..!
At 45mph, pulling 275 amps. Got better
with the upgraded Li-ion batteries.
AccelerationGreat acceleration with the Warp 8. Don't
have To downshift from 4th gear going
uphill With 2 people.
Range50 Miles (80 Kilometers)
Much better with the added Leaf
batteries. Range is the EV equivalent of
car horsepower.. you can never have
Watt Hours/Mile230 Wh/Mile
Or stated the other way, 3.25
mi/kWH which seems to be in the
range of typical EV's.
EV Miles
Start:53,123 Miles (85,474 Kilometers)
Current:55,610 Miles (89,476 Kilometers)
Total:2,487 Miles (4,001 Kilometers)
    As of 10/25/2020
Seating Capacity2 adults Lol!
Curb Weight1,550 Pounds (704 Kilograms)
Close to original gross wgt
Tires13 inch standard. Looking for low
resistance, but don't seem to be made in
this size.
Conversion Time5 years
Conversion Cost$800 donor car + $500 batteries + $350
controller + $200 charger + $300 misc +
$1100 (Two 72V Volt packs) + $1000 motor=
Additional FeaturesPlanning to upgrade headlights and
tail/flashers to LED's
cut current draw.

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